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Jared Isamu Abo

Posted On January 15th, 2013 -

Dec. 21, 2012
Jared Isamu Abo, 65, of Aiea, a retired Ala Moana Hotel steward, died in Pali Momi Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sisters Sharie Koeppel and Sheila Krugh, and brother Terry. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Kaneohe Missionary Baptist Church. Services: 11:30 a.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Jinsei Miyashiro

Posted On January 15th, 2013 -

Jan. 9, 2013
Jinsei Miyashiro, 85, of Kahului, a Wailuku Sugar Co. retiree, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by wife Patricia; son Scott; daughters Wendy M. Wong, Lisa Battad and Gale Miyashiro; brothers Sozen Yogi, and Jintoku, Jinsuke and Charles Miyashiro; sister Fumiko Uyehara; and two grandchildren. Visitation: 4 p.m. Thursday at Nakamura Mortuary. Services: 5 p.m.

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Violet Hung Yea Chir

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Jan. 3, 2013
Violet Hung Yea Chir, 88, of Honolulu, a retired preschool teacher and homemaker, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Clinton and Stanley, brothers Bill Kim and Dr. Harry Park, six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Services: 10 a.m. Friday at Central Seventh-day Adventist Church, 2313 Nuuanu Ave. Aloha attire.

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Leslie Mo‘okini

Posted On January 15th, 2013 -

Jan. 5, 2013
Leslie Mo‘okini, 38, of Ewa Beach, a senior director of operations at Child & Family Service, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Brenda; sons Justin and Andrew Reyes; daughters Melina and Logan; brothers William, Joseph and Brian; and sister Pohai Kirkland. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Saturday at New Hope Leeward Waipahu. Celebration of life: 9 a.m. Aloha attire. Donations suggested to “Friends of Leslie Mo‘okini” at any First Hawaiian Bank location.

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Steven Corson Gaspar

Posted On January 15th, 2013 -

Jan. 10, 2013
Steven Corson Gaspar, 58, of Kahului, a retired Pioneer Mill broiler operator, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by sons Steven and Simon; daughters Marissa Kaukani, Stacey Villon and Tracy Ihu; mother Isabella Chimura; stepmother Natividad “Nana”; brothers Abraham, Alan, Anthony, Daniel and Chris Gaspar, and Phillip Limahai; sister Della Dias; and 15 grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Thursday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Services: 11 a.m. Cremation to follow. Private burial. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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Yoshiko Nakashima

Posted On January 15th, 2013 -

Jan. 10, 2013
Yoshiko Nakashima, 99, of Hilo, a homemaker, died in Hale Anuenue Restorative Care Center. She was born in Ahualoa, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Earl, Clyde and Alan; daughters Vivian Iwai, Mary Ann Katayama, Irene Yamasato and Sue Kagawa; brother Kunio Fujii; sister Natsue Nakamoto; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Visitation: 3 p.m. Friday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Services: 4 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers. Additional information for an obituary published Sunday.

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David M. Handa

Posted On January 15th, 2013 -

Dec. 21, 2012
David M. Handa, 92, of Pearl City, a retired firefighter at Pearl Harbor Naval Station and an Army veteran, died in Ewa Beach. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Harriet, daughters Diane Itamoto and Rachel Struss, sister Evelyn Honda and two grandchildren. Private services.

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Ellen Asako Nihei

Posted On January 15th, 2013 -

Dec. 21, 2012
Ellen Asako Nihei, 87, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. She was born in Olaa, Hawaii. She is survived by son Dean, brothers Satoru and Kazuo Togashi, sister Kay Matsuwaki and two grandchildren. Private services.

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Charles Fook Wah Choy Holani

Posted On January 15th, 2013 -

Jan. 4, 2013
Charles Fook Wah Choy Holani, 73, of Honolulu, an electrical contractor and an Army veteran, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Hawaii. He is survived by wife S. Pua; sons Charlie Jr. and Randi; daughters Sharlene Akina, Denise K. Pokipala, Chantilly Holani and Darlyne Godinet; hanai son Ernest Yee Pong III; hanai daughter Gardenia Y.P. Kealoha; 13 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 10 a.m. Casual attire. Lei welcome.

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Thomas L. Oberholtzer

Posted On January 15th, 2013 -

Dec. 25, 2012
Thomas L. “Tom” Oberholtzer, 61, of Keaau, Hawaii, a carpenter, died at home. He was born in Montana. He is survived by son Jeffery. Celebration of life: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday at Wailoa State Recreation Area. Casual attire. Call 425-344-2082 for more information.

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John Lawrence Kahahane

Posted On January 15th, 2013 -

Dec. 30, 2012
John Lawrence Kahahane, 74, of Lahaina died in Hale Makua, Wailuku. He was born in Lahaina. He is survived by daughters Elizabeth L. “Lisa” Kahahane and Kathy K. “Michael” Miller, sister Isabella K.G. Thompson and a grandchild. Visitation and services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Maria Lanakila Church, Lahaina. Mass at noon. Online condolences: ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

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David Phillip Paiva

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Jan. 12, 2013
David Phillip Paiva, 85, of Hilo, former proprietor of Aloha Taxi and an Army veteran who served in World War II, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Eileen, son Robert, daughter Tricia and brother Antone. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at Dodo Mortuary, Hilo. Services: 11 a.m. Burial to follow at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire.

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George Soei Kohatsu

Posted On January 15th, 2013 -

Dec. 12, 2012
George Soei Kohatsu, 78, of Mililani, a Marine Corps veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Paia, Maui. He is survived by wife Ada M. and sisters Marian Kohatsu, Lillian Satoshige, Jane Ikeda and Toshie Nako. Private services.

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Dinah Tabucbuc

Posted On January 15th, 2013 -

Jan. 4, 2013
Dinah “Mulan” Tabucbuc, 73, of Hilo, formerly of Paauilo, Hawaii, a homemaker, died in Hale Anuenue Restorative Care Facility, Hilo. She was born in Ookala, Hawaii. She is survived by sons Alfred, Alvin, Aquilino Jr. and Ricky; sisters Nina K. Ishiki and Presca Bruce; and five grandchildren. Visitation: 3 p.m. Saturday at Dodo Mortuary. Services: 4 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

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Leila M. Lipton

Posted On January 15th, 2013 -

Jan. 10, 2013
Leila M. Lipton, 83, of Honolulu died in Islands Hospice. She was born in New York. She is survived by brother Merrill and sister Rhoda Goldsby. Private services.

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Glenn Hiroichi Tanoue

Posted On January 15th, 2013 -

Dec. 19, 2012
Glenn Hiroichi Tanoue, 60, of Honolulu, a co-owner of Tropic Fish Hawaii LLC, died in Kuakini Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Keiko, sons Shawn and Shannon, mother Katherine, sister Gail Sumner and four grandchildren. Visitation: 3 p.m. Sunday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 4 p.m. Casual attire.

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Marcelina A. Lutao

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Jan. 8, 2013
Marcelina A. “Merci” Lutao, 80, of Honolulu, a hostess, died in Pali Momi Medical Center. She was born in Kahaluu. She is survived by husband Salvador, sons Paul and Patrick, sister Irene Thomas and a grandchild. Visitation: 5 p.m. Friday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com. Updated information for an obituary published Sunday.

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Gary S. Yonamine

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Dec. 20, 2012
Gary S. Yonamine, 49, of Waipahu, a former employee at Arakawa’s and the state Department of Transportation, died in Honolulu. He was born in Hono-lulu. He is survived by parents Shigeo and Ellen, brothers Guy and Glen, and sister Lori. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. Saturday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 6:30 p.m. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Henry Aguda Manayan

Posted On January 15th, 2013 -

Dec. 15, 2012
Dr. Henry Aguda Manayan, 86, of Honolulu, a retired physician and an Army veteran, died in the Queen’s Medical Center. He was born in Pasuquin, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by wife Lorraine C.; sons Henry A. Jr., Rick C., Dr. Conrad C. and Dr. Rex C.; daughter Loren C. Pulice; brother Fred A.; sisters Dr. Cora A. Manayan, Belen A. Rumbaoa and Lorna A. Mesina; and nine grandchildren. Private services. Incorrect information in an obituary published Friday.

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Charles Tetsuichi Jitchaku

Posted On January 14th, 2013 -

Dec. 22, 2012
Charles Tetsuichi Jitchaku, 91, of Honolulu, a retired Times meat cutter, died in Hale Malamalama. He was born in SouthHilo.He is survived by wife Ruby; sons Gary, Larry and Allen; daughters Carol Kamehaiku and Sharon Tomasa; sisters KayMiyashiro, Dorothy Katsunuma and Janet Arakawa; 11 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. Visitation:9 a.m. Saturday at Hosoi GardenMortuary. Services:10 a.m. Casual attire.

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Shizuko Yazawa

Posted On January 14th, 2013 -

Jan. 9, 2013
Shizuko Yazawa, 92, of Kahului died in Hale Makua, Kahului. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Stanley, Melvin and Lester; daughter HelenTsugawa; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Visitation:9:30 a.m. Friday at Nakamura Mortuary. Services:10 a.m. Aloha attire. No flowers. No monetary offerings.

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Octavia Kauionalani Kaili

Posted On January 14th, 2013 -

Dec. 17, 2012
Octavia Kauionalani Kaili, 68, of Waianae, a retired U.S. Postal Service clerk, died in Waianae. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by husband Joseph; daughters Mari-Emma Akima, Cecilia Richardson and Jodee K. Inoue; brother Joe Keawe III; sister Marylyn Robello; 11 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Visitation:9:30 a.m. Saturday at Ka Hale Hoano o ke Akua, 1760 Nalani St., Honolulu. Services:10:30 a.m. Online condolences:www.hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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Ramona Satomi Kusaka

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Nov. 28, 2012
Ramona Satomi “Mona” Kusaka, 43, of Mililani, a Maui Divers employee, died in Waianae. She was born in Wahiawa. She is survived by sons Devin K. Gatewood and Draven, Dreyson and Dylan Duclayan; mother Shirley Kusaka; companion Duke Duclayan; brother Harlan; and sisters Roxane Fujiwara and Corinne Aguinaldo. Private services.

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John H. Allen Jr.

Posted On January 14th, 2013 -

Jan. 7, 2013
John H. Allen Jr., 94, of Honolulu, a builder, died at home. He was born in San Francisco. He is survived by wife Mary A., daughter Paula, brother Charles Kini and a grandchild. Celebration of life to be held at a later date.

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Alvin Satoshi Matsushima

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Dec. 24, 2012
Alvin Satoshi Matsushima, 67, of Waianae, a retired Ko Olina Golf Course employee, died in Waianae. He was born in Lanai City. He is survived by sons Alvin S. “Tosh,” Calvin K.Y., MelvinH.K. and Kyle K.S.; daughter Liane M.A. Tubal; brothers Lawrence “Larry” and Harry; sisters Evelyn Fujiwara and Sandra “Sandy” Saiki; eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Visitation:5:30 p.m. Friday at MililaniMortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services:6:30 p.m. Casual attire.

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Reynaldo Tuliao Bueno

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Dec. 19, 2012
Reynaldo Tuliao Bueno, 62, of Pearl City, a former Sun Noodles employee, died in Aiea. He was born in Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is survived by daughters Reazelyn Naihe and Rochelle Ogawa, brother Ambrocio Bueno, sisters Teresita and Nena, and five grandchildren. Visitation:8:30 a.m. Thursday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, makai chapel. Services: 10 a.m.

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Gary Tadao Okita

Posted On January 14th, 2013 -

Dec. 14, 2012
Gary Tadao Okita, 68, of Honolulu, a retired city data processor and an Air Force veteran, died in Pali Momi Medical Center. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by brother Melvin S. and sisters Sharen M. Chung. Private services.

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Benjamin Tooru Fukunaga

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Dec. 5, 2012
Benjamin Tooru Fukunaga, 86, of Honolulu, a former Servco Pacific business executive, died in Honolulu. He was born in Waialua. He is survived by wife Kumiko, son Peter and daughters Ruth Uejio and Kay Fukunaga. Services:10:30 a.m. Saturday at Arcadia Retirement Residence Chapel. Donations suggested to Servco Foundation or ‘Iolani School. Online condolences:www.borthwickoahu.com.

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Simmon Michael Pilialoha

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Dec. 10, 2012
Simmon Michael “Mike”Pilialoha, 66, of Waianae, a retired Sunvan Hawaii operations manager, died in Honolulu. He was born in Ewa Beach. He is survived by wife Arlene; son Awai; brothers Joe, Armond and Charles P. Noa and Noble, Dennis and Norman Pilialoha; sisters Katherine Barrett, Sharon Aipoalani, Ann Hatchett, Alice Noa and JudyMaielua; and three grandchildren. Visitation:5:30 p.m. Friday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services:6:30 p.m. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

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Carolyn Nohealani Furtado

Posted On January 14th, 2013 -

Dec. 13, 2012
Carolyn Nohealani “Carrie” Furtado, 50, of Kaneohe, a Department of Labor secretary, died in Kaneohe. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by daughter Aubrey Stone, mother Theresa Chong, brothers Allison and Christopher Chong, and sister Cherilyn Varde. Visitation:10 a.m. Saturday at St. Ann’s Catholic Church. Services:11 a.m. Prayer service to follow. Online condolences:www.hawaiianmemorialparkmortuary.com.

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